Myelencephala

myelencephalon

[mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-lon]
noun, plural myelencephalons, myelencephala [mahy-uh-len-sef-uh-luh] . Anatomy.
the posterior section of the hindbrain comprising the medulla oblongata.

Origin:
1835–45; myel- + encephalon

myelencephalic [mahy-uh-len-suh-fal-ik] , adjective
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myelencephalon (ˌmaɪɪlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn)
 
n , pl -lons, -la
Nontechnical name: afterbrain the part of the embryonic hindbrain that develops into the medulla oblongata
 
myelencephalic
 
adj

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myelencephalon my·e·len·ceph·a·lon (mī'ə-lěn-sěf'ə-lŏn')
n.
The posterior portion of the embryonic hindbrain, from which the medulla oblongata develops.


my'e·len·ce·phal'ic (-sə-fāl'ĭk) adj.
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